HSMP-Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) Visas | ICS Legal
This section will represent information regarding the type of work categories available without the need for an employer to sponsor you.
General information on the Tier 1 policy and HSMP Visas
From February 2008, all HSMP applications have been submitted over the icslegal under Tier 1 of the new points-based system (PBS) for skilled migration to the UK. The PBS comprises 5 tiers, with each one covering a different level of skill, experience or a specific occupation.
The following will apply to those who are already in the UK and are on the Tier 1 General or HSMP. There is no requirement for you to have an employer. The points are awarded for age, qualifications, your last 12 months earnings, your UK experience, English language and maintenance funds.
The rule is very restricted and only allows certain people to switch from in country. The Home Office has stated that the following people can enter this category and they are as follows:
1. Already in the United Kingdom with permission to stay (known as 'leave to remain') as a Tier 1 or HSMP migrant.
2. Already in the United Kingdom as a highly skilled worker and you want to extend your permission to stay within your existing category;
3. Already in the United Kingdom under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP), you want to extend your permission to stay and you are eligible to switch into the highly skilled worker category.
Want to know more? Read about other UK Visa options:
• Work Visas
• Business Visas
• Ancestry Visas
• Family Permits
• Student Visas
You can read more information on the following: https://www.icslegal.com/tier1-hsmp.php